NY/SF International Children’s Film Festival 2011 – Tigers and Tattoos Review

Everything in Tigers and Tattoos is aimed at children 5 and up, as it should be, being that this is called the Children’s Film Festival.  There’s ferries, motorcycles, flying hot dogs, circus performers, and oh yeah, a tiger and lots of tattoos.  The good thing about this one is that at least parents will be mildly entertained and if they aren’t, the short running time will sure to please them.

Throughout this story the kids and tattoos cocktail is mentioned quite a few times, yet its real story is about acceptance.  The little girl wants nothing more than her own real family, or at least her idea of what a real family should be.  She wants a mother and father, an older brother, and a dog, but instead is left with her uncle, and a pretty irresponsible one at that.

As to why she lives with her uncle, that question never gets explored, and I’m glad it doesn’t.  It was because of this that I was able to tap into my inner child and let my imagination soar with possibilities as to why she has to live with her uncle.  Turns out, my inner child is quite disturbed.

This 45 minute animated film about a little girl who lives with her uncle in his tattoo parlor is a telling lesson to kids the world over that you can’t always get what you want, but if you try real hard you might just find you get what you need.  Thank you, Rolling Stones.

Showtimes for Tigers and Tattoos:

Saturday, October 22nd, 10:00am

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